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The Best of Mid-Century Modern on the West Coast

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Does mid-century modern architecture excite and inspire you? Of course it does! The style of architecture symbolizes the culture of Southern California and a generation of Americans from the baby boomer era. Mid-century modern architecture is sleek, cool, clean, functional and curvy. We have the unique opportunity in California to have some of the finest examples of the architectural style. So, mark your maps and break out your navigators, and go on a tour of some of the finest mid-century modern architecture in the world.

West Coast Mid-Century Modern Tour

To make the most out of your inspirational road trip, check out the Mid-Century Modern Architectural Guide: West Coast USAThis must-have guide by Sam Lubell is the first to focus on the architectural inspiration of the West Coast. It has featured a collection of 250 must see destinations on the West Coast. The guidebook features everything mid-century modern – from the most celebrated buildings and homes, to the most obscure and hidden across the region. Here are the Top 5 featured sites:

Geisel Library | La Jolla, CA

Geisel Library


Salk Institute | La Jolla, CA

Salk Institute


Sunnyland | Rancho Mirage, CA


Wayfarers Chapel | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Waferers Chapel


The Stahl House | Los Angeles, CA

The Stahl House


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